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Tree trunks take a licking as koalas source water

CREDIT: VIDEO CAPTURED BY INDEPENDENT ECOLOGISTS GEORGE MADANI AND LACHLAN HALL. Koalas are one of the world's most charismatic animals. But there is a lot we still don't know about them. For example, how do the marsupials access water in…

Present-day dogs defy the domestication syndrome

Does the domestication syndrome exist? New research reveals that this does not seem to be the case in present-day dogs. Across a wide range of domesticated animals the same morphological, physiological and behavioural traits appear to…